Can you spot all of these statues during your semester in Voronezh?
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If you just got assigned for your semester abroad in Russia with ILP and you found out you're going to be living in Voronezh, congrats! You'll get to experience true Russia living the culture there — we're talking a small city feel done the Russian way. You'll be able to explore lots and lots of this city during your free time (we love the river and parks here) but see if you can find all these unique spots around Voronezh before you leave:
The Therapeutic Chair
For those who believe in "mystical things", this chair is thought to be therapeutic and helpful in relieving stress, anxiety and fear. Sit in the bronze chair for a moment and you should gain positive energy and strength. We all need some of that, right?
Find it here: Lenina St., 1, Voronezh 394000, Russia
Monument To The Cat
Apparently Voronezh likes cats enough to dedicate a monument to one. Amid the Soviet-Era high-rise apartments, spot this cartoon style cat and a bird perching on a funky tree.
Find it here: Lizyukov St., Voronezh 394000, Russia
White Bim Black Ear
What is it about dog movies that get us so emotional? This one is no exception. "Whit Bim, Black Ear" is a Russian classic featuring Bimthe dog, who is abandoned because his owner is ill and unable to take care of him.
Because of this, Bim sets out on a journey to find a new home. He has many adventures a long the way and ends up with a permanent family but not without some hardships. Like most dog movies, you'll want to bring some tissues.
This statue is of Bim, the dog, and it's super simple and cute. Watch the movie, then visit the statue!
Find it here: Revolution Av., 50, Voronezh 394000, Russia
Vysotskyis a famous singer/songwriter, actor and poet in Russia (he should be on this list of influential Russians you should know about) . A lot of his work was humorous and would poke fun at politics during that time so it couldn't come as a shock that the Soviets mostly ignored Vysotsky and his work. That being said, he was still able to largely influence Russian culture which helped him solidify as place of respect and admiration among the Russian people.
Find it here: K. Marksa St., Voronezh, Russia
Russian Ballets, authentic Borscht and The Kremlin- oh my! Russia is beautiful and too big of a place to explore in just a week or two. Come volunteer here for a semester instead. ILP (International Language Programs) sends college-aged volunteers to places like Russia for a semester of teaching English (no experience necessary) and travel around Russia + Europe.